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Maple Leafs Sign Joe Thornton

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has signed forward Joe Thornton to a one-year contract. The value of the contract is $700,000.Thornton, 41, skated in 70 regular season games with San Jose last season, registering 31 points (7 goals, 24 assists). In 1,636 career NHL regular season games between the Boston…

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Maple Leafs GM Dubas compares Spezza to ‘Major League’ character

In a press call announcing the signing of forward Jason Spezza, Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas used a reference that was just a bit outside.Dubas likened Spezza’s impact on the Maple Leafs to Jake Taylor, the grizzled veteran catcher character from the legendary 1989 baseball comedy “Major League.””I think the image of Jason is…

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Former Maple Leafs star Eddie Shack dies at 83

FILE – In this Oct. 11, 2012, file photo from Toronto , former Toronto Maple Leafs player Johnny Bower, right, looks at Eddie Shack’s personalized miniature Stanley Cup from the 1962 championship. Shack, one of the NHL’s most colorful players on and off the ice, has died. He was 83. The Maple Leafs announced the…